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Collin Bryant

Topic #1: Analyze the portrayal of a public relations practitioner from a current movie or television series.

http://collinbryant.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/blog-1-portrayals-of-pr-practitioners-from-movies-and-tv/#comments

 

Asia Anderson

Topic #1: Analyze the portrayal of a public relations practitioner from a current movie or television series.

http://asiaanderson.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/sex-and-the-city-and-its-pr-misconceptions/#comment-6

 

Kristen Bantin

Topic #4: Find and embed a video clip in your blog post that highlights elements of persuasion and/or propaganda. Discuss the various elements with respect to the video. Is the video effective or ineffective?

http://kbantin.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/the-most-persuasive-video-i-have-ever-seen/#comment-21

 

Davia Woulard

Topic #4: Find and embed a video clip in your blog post that highlights elements of persuasion and/or propaganda. Discuss the various elements with respect to the video. Is the video effective or ineffective?

 

http://daviawoulard.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/are-you-miracle-whip/#comment-6

 

Taylor Kidd

Topic #7: What have you enjoyed, or not, about your blogging experience this semester? Do you anticipate regularly updating your blog for non-class purposes after this semester? Why or why not?

http://tkidsblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/post-7/#comment-3

 

Gina Missini

Topic #7: What have you enjoyed, or not, about your blogging experience this semester? Do you anticipate regularly updating your blog for non-class purposes after this semester? Why or why not?

http://ginamissini.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/what-have-you-enjoyed-or-not-about-your-blogging-experience-this-semester-do-you-anticipate-regularly-updating-your-blog-for-non-class-purposes-after-this-semester-why-or-why-not/#comment-5

 

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It’s Been a Great Start

I have enjoyed blogging this semester because it is a way to offer my own opinion on matters touched on in class. It offers a much more personal “voice” than my own voice in a class of 60.

I liked blogging on some of the topics that we could choose, and there were some topics I was not incredibly fond of just because I could not directly relate to it. I feel like the blogs on topics I did not enjoy offered vague responses, and I could have done a much better job if my heart, and interests, were in the post.

I do plan on updating my blog after the semester is over. I already have a Tumblr with quite a few “followers” that I update daily. Although Tumblr is more of a multimedia-oriented type of social media site, I do occasionally post text blogs that are personal.

Because most of my friends do not have a regularly active WordPress blog, it will take a while to get a “following” of people. But, I will definitely change the purpose of the blog from Intro to PR to my interests like concerts, vintage clothes, amateur photography, etc. I will probably even post links to this blog on Tumblr to get a cross-following.

But, before I do any of that, this blog definitely needs a makeover. It is not as aesthetically pleasing as I want it to be. I will consort blog guides like Secrets to a Successful Blog: Aesthetics and cool Widgets.

 

 

References

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Reformed-Broker/2011/0114/Secrets-to-a-successful-blog-Aesthetics

http://mashable.com/2009/01/26/blogger-widgets/

 

Non-PR Majors

As a non-public relations major myself, I can offer a little insight on why it is important for our “collective group” to take Introduction to Public Relations. I am a communication studies major, so I am still within the communication arts department, who wants to work in something media-related. So, I believe the basic concepts of public relations would be very helpful to a potential career for me.

Public relations can offer crisis management advice that can be applicable in any work setting. Intro to Public Relations also explains the importance of maintaining a company’s (or even your personal, depending upon who you are) image. A business’s reputation definitely affects how successful they are, and knowing some general public relations concepts regarding reputation management could be essential in a potential career.

Intro to Public Relations also offers basic business skills that can be applied in various different fields. Writing skills, like the guidelines to writing news releases, could be very important to a job in the media. But to apply skills learned in Introduction to Public Relations to a broader scale, you learn the basic concept of concise and relevant writing.

Ultimately, even though I am not a PR major, I feel like Intro to Public Relations will be a very helpful course to me.

References

http://mediacareers.about.com/od/gettingthejob/u/FindingJobUsrPth.htm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2006/09/07/DI2006090701217.html